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to make landfall in one hour right near us. let me show you a picture. this is chris christie who is affected by this situation. he's speaking very positively of a democratic president. >> i thank the president for his telephone call inquiring about how things were going here and assured him that things were going well. so far he invited me to call him at any time if things are not going well. and so we'll make sure that we do that and appreciate the president's outreach today in making sure that we know that he's watching this and is concerned about the health and welfare and safety of the people of the state of new jersey. >> and, chuck, here's the president himself speaking on this topic of the weather today. here he is, president obama. >> this is going to be a big storm, a difficult storm, and the great thing about america is that when we go through tough times like this, we all pull together. we look out for our friends, our neighbors, and we set aside whatever issues we may have otherwise to make sure that we respond appropriately and with swiftness and that's exactly what
of sandy's landfall. chris christie noting that a lot of these people are unaccounted for. may be too late to get them until morning. 250,000 people without power here so it's going to be a long night if you're on one of the barrier islands. >> just lost her shot there. >> be safe. haurricane sandy is forcing several major oil refineries to shut tight and you know what that does to gas prices. mary thompson is live from baltimore. >> reporter: hey, bill, you know, brian schactman on live and sandy is south, of course, of the storm system, the storm north, and that's where the refineries in the northeast are located. now, in the wake of today's storm, and, of course, pending what happens tomorrow, a couple of refineries and some pipelines have shut down. let's give you the rundown. the linden refinery in new jersey or the phillips 66 shutting down completely along with the hess refinery. we have three others that are running at lower run raise, basically operating at very minimal levels, but they can get up and running again once the storm has passed. there's one refinery that was recently
governor chris christie. >> it's been one of our priorities to give these communities hit hard by the flooding the accessibility to act. act first. this is one of those times that uses one of my favorite sayings, it is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. all right? [applause] charles: all rise judge andrew napolitano is here. they were posing questions to governor christie. somebody tried to sort of hit him like are you saying ignore environmental things, you know, that kind of stuff. you know common sense christie saying do the right thing, let's save lives and be smart and forget about all these rules. >> it is an interesting statement he made and an interesting juxtaposition you just showed. you have governor christie on the right of the political spectrum -- spectrum. you have the president on the left of the political spectrum, they are both saying forget the red tape, do what you need to do to save lives. which is probably what most people would do. the press conference, which i watched, was in front of government officials. they were applauding him when he sai
now talked about for 2016. they are both at the center of the storm. chris christie of new jersey and new york's cuomo. >> greg: we can't forget that bill clinton today said, what did he say? speaking of storms, if you don't vote for if you vote for romney that's a bigger storm. bigger disaster than sandy. i would say that bill clinton is a threat to anyone named sandy. >> kimberly: okay, than say tute political note we move on. new reports that contradict the administration story about the libya terror attack. we have details about what the lawmakers were told in a briefing, just two days after the attack. we are closely watching hurricane sandy. we have the latest as thecoast e megastorm. stay with us. ♪ ♪ starting to turn around because of business people like you. and regions is here to help. with the experience and service to keep things rolling. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. ♪ ♪ >> dana: welcome back to "the five." fox's catherine herridge reporting today on sept
jersey governor chris christie. he's not messing around with his message. his state is right in the path of this storm. newark's liberty airport is basically shut down. hundreds of flights have been canceled because of this storm. our rob marciano is keeping an eye on things in asbury park, new jersey. rob, last year just before hurricane irene, chris christie told people in no uncertain terms and i will quote him here, get the hell outfit beach. my question to you, are people heeding his message to get out and get to safer ground? >> reporter: you know, they are. and you may remember, he caught some criticism for using those strong words last year after what people along the immediate jersey shore felt was an overreaction. certainly after irene's disaster, turned out to be a wise choice, especially for those living along the immediately shoreline. here in asbury park and up and down the northern coastline of new jersey, they have certainly heeded his warning. here's a look at the surf that continues to pour in. the tide is actually receding now. but i've only seen it go down maybe five,
republican governors bob mcdonnell and chris christie, why not the democratic governors too. you knew what they meant, calling people he knew and was trying to get some updates but at the same time it looked a little too partisan, wait a minute, only focused on the states with republican governors and don't want any of that. this is a case they decided there is no good that comes out of campaigning even if you're out there on your own, that you can only create a problem for you and only going to get attention if you do something that is out of context or out of sorts. >> chuck, what do you make of that, of that footage from the primary campaign when romney is talking about basically handing -- ending federal funding for fema and handing over disaster relief to the states. do you think that comes back to bite him later on in the week after the hurricane has sort of passed through most of the u.s.? >> i don't know if there's enough time, if this -- you try to turn this into a campaign tactic, whether this is the case. i mean i think that fema is something that is quite popular in the state o
chris christie seemed lived in a news conference this afternoon admonishing those in atlantic city after the governor said evacuated these areas the mayor of that city said no, you don't have to do that. and now water rescues are being affected and governor christie is angry. first alert forecasters have warned that folks oon long island are likely to see this same sort of damage that we have seen and the worst of the storm system giant, a potentially record breaking wall of water. a surge is high at 11 feet. we have a huge wave from rock away beach in queens near long island south shore which they are basically part and parcel of each other. officials say more than 100,000 homes across long island have already lost power and folks may not get their electricity back for more than a week. the chief fox report correspondent jonathan hunt is on long beach, long island where he has been all day. 15 miles east of the rock aways. he has lost power. jonathan, you are back now, what are you seeing? >> shep, we have actually lost power. the entirety of long beach, long island, is now in darkness.
benefits if he's in close touch with chris christie. chris christie needs to be in touch with the president. they can try to muddle it, but it's a minor risk. it's less of a risk that what can happen on the democratic side, and you risk looking arrogant like you're already president. will that move any votes? i don't know. you went to the news cycle to freeze in the rest of the country and be about the hurricane as you continue campaigning. >> we've also seen both sides suspend fund-raising. they say they will not send pitching to d.c., to virginia, to pennsylvania, north carolina, new jersey, although i do notice that new york is not on that list. a little bit interesting, david. >> that is a big center for the president. both campaigns, of course, and wall street. these campaigns have a lot of money already. this is a chance to send messages to show their concern. it is, i'm sure, genuine, but it's a chance to reach voters and say donate to the red cross. i think obama campaign's said to the folks in these states. this is our chance to do that. they probably have enough money to deal with
down the casinos in atlantic city. new jersey governor chris christie is urging people to take this storm seriously. >> it's going to make landfall in new jersey. that's clear. where new jersey we're not quite yet clear. what that means for us is that of the states that are going to be impacted by the storm, we appear at least at the moment to be taking the brunt of it. >> reporter: now because of the storm the new jersey national guard has been placed on standby, ready to deploy personnel and equipment including high water vehicles and search-and-rescue teams. now to my colleague jim axelrod who is monitoring the storm in new york city, jim? >> reporter: new york city's transit system will be shut down later tonight. the city schools already closed for tomorrow as new york's governor put it, this is a matter of being prudent, not panicked. they took sand from anywhere they could find it in lower manhattan this afternoon. even the neighborhood sand box. >> there is a mandatory evacuation for this zone. >> reporter: the only thing that stopped the sandbagging was the order to le
governor chris christie has stern words for anyone ignoring evacuation orders. >> if something looks like it's stupid to do, it is. >> reporter: a similar tone from new york mayor, michael bloomberg. >> you're not only putting yourself at risk but also the first responders who will have to assist you in the emergency. >> reporter: sandy is over 700 miles wide packing wind and rain that could last 36 hours. homeowners in its path spent sunday boarding up, laying sand bags, and gathering last-minute emergency supplies. >> we lucked out with irene and now i don't know. this may be worse. i don't know. >> reporter: the time to prepare now over. time to stay inside and hunker down. >> reporter: and an emergency official here in cape may, new jersey, said, quote, this is the worst case scenario. they are predicting recording flooding. the tide could rise up to 8 feet and power outages that could last up to two weeks. we're hearing about the power outage in cape may. i'm danielle leigh, back to you. >>> thank you so much for that report. we appreciate it. >>> just ahead, more on hurricane sandy
. want to bring the governor on governor chris christie is talking about what more needs to be done. >> we need people to stay off the road. motor heists should check 511-nj.org for up to the minute information on road closures. we'll talk about the power situation. right now state-wide, these are approximate numbers, everybody. they're approximate numbers. 35,000 people state-wide without power. 21,000 of those are the atlantic city electric area. 13,000 from jcp & l and about 1,000 for psg & e from orange and rockland county company. bpu is working to assist after the industries obtain the needed approvals for essential sji employees and subcontractors to access atlantic city many support of the combined heat and power generation units servicing revel and borgada, and we're also monitoring the utility companies' efforts to open stage and housing areas to accommodate the thousands of outside crews and their heavy equipment that are migrating into the state to assist in our recovery efforts and that stuff has already begun. currently there's 15 staging areas that set up around the s
the government of new jersey, governor chris christie scolded those who ignored any kind of mandatory evacuation orders. here he was. >> but there are some towns in the atlantic and ocean counties that are only 50% evacuated from reports that i've gotten. i read some joker in the newspaper this morning saying i've never run away -- in his fatigues saying he's never run away from one of these, he won't now. well, you might wind up under it, not running away from it. this is not a time to be a show-off. >> chris christie this afternoon. i want to go straight to new jersey to maggie lee. she's in asbury park for us, on this mandatory evacuation list. i can see the rain, see that that wind there, maggie. tell me where you are and how bad it is from what you can tell. >> reporter: that's right, brooke. we are on the boardwalk just the shadows of the historic convention center here in asbury park. if we could swing around, this is exactly what governor christie is concerned about. we have a family out here who came to the boardwalk to check it out despite the fact there are police riding up and down,
. i guess i'm curious about is governor chris christie early on had said a lot of people never heed these warnings. when you think of that, michael? >> i think it is pushing a huge force of massive amounts of water onto these coastal communities. it really went out communities and change the cosine dramatically. neil: all the major power companies have said when power does go out, it's going to be out for a while. forget about how that impacts the election. it is going to make a lot of people very upset. >> it's about time of year. this window allows you to have a hurricane and having nor'easter and the trees are still picking up the win in rain. we have a lot of power. neil: michael, thank you very much. i just have this up with those cities and counties that have reported this. that is how i come up with that 1.5 million roughly 2 million already without power. that is my number here adding all of these. experts are far more knowledgeable in some areas. certainly by morning, the numbers will grow significantly. and then the question is upwards of 20 million plus without power. and
in sandy's sights. new jersey governor chris christie is warning residents there to prepare for the worst. >> i'm completely confident we'll be able to get through this and get through this well, but there are going to be some challenging moments over the course of the next 72 hours. people in new jersey are not strangers to challenge. so we're going to be challenged again. >> christie has ordered a state of emergency, and all public transportation in the state is suspended. >>> back in new york, the statue of liberty closed today and tomorrow because of sandy. the monument reopened to the public on sunday for the first time after a year long renovation project. the crown reopened. crews replaced stairs to the crown and created wheelchair access to one of the observation decks at the top of the pedestal. that project cost $30 million. it is expected to reopen on wednesday. >>> back here at home, crews and residents getting ready for the storm, especially in areas along the potomac. >> news 4's melissa mollet continues our live team coverage from alexandria. melissa, good morning to you. w
-lying areas there. new jersey's governor, chris christie is telling people in evacuation zones, that tonight is their last chance. he says by tomorrow morning, state officials do not want people on the road. or out buying supplies. even the ka see nose in atlantic city closed. boarded out. for the fourth time in their history the last time was in 2011 during hurricane irene. >>> breaking news from prince george's county tonight. police issued an amber alert for three children, all under the age of 5. they were abducted during a car theft at a gas station tonight. darcy spencer is at the scene. darcy? >> reporter: doreen, i was able to confirm within the last several minutes that police have recovered that vehicle. but here's the -- the bizarre twist. they say that the children were not in that car. it was locationed in southeast washington and they say, in fact there are no car seats in the car. they're investigating to try to figure out what exactly did happen here. now we are at the exxon station. this is where the woman called police. but the incident happened just down the street in the
. the governor, chris christie, will hold a news conference in 30 minutes. we'll bring it to you live. the powerful winds, the torrential rain, the storm surges, they are wreaking havoc from north carolina all the way to maine, the area of tropical storm force winds extends almost, get this, 1,000 miles. many coastal towns have been evacuated, major cities are completely shut down. new york city alone could face catastrophic flooding. more than 765,000 customers already are without power in seven states. tens of millions could face blackouts lasting for days. our reporters are standing by throughout the disaster area to bring you the story the way only cnn can. let's go to atlantic city, new jersey, right now, which is bearing so much of the brunt of the storm at this hour. parts of the city already under water, barely visible, forcing authorities to evacuate hundreds of people from areas where flooding is said to be dangerously high. casinos are cleared out and less than an hour from now, the entire city will be under curfew, a man toir curfew, bracing for the worst. let's go straigh
's endorsement to lure chris christie to events. [ laughter ] >> i heard meatloaf will be there, maybe i'll show up. >> bill: that will do it. terry is calling from berkeley california. >> caller: hi, bill, what is wrong with the press in general? the -- when talking about mitt romney, greg palast has an article in the nation called mitt romney's bailout bonanza. how the romneys made millions. >> bill: yes, we had that here on our show, even greg wrote that article for the nation. you are right. the media has not been covering a lot of the facts about mitt romney. and i have said that here many times. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." ♪ vote on november 6th but just as importantly to take the time to learn about each candidate's stance on the issues that matter to you. to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. vote smart. our democracy depends on an informed electorate. >> announcer: chatting with you live, at current.com/billpress. this is the "bill press show," live on your radio, and current tv. >>
on shore near atlantic city. new jersey governor chris christy issuecyst christie spoke in his own style -- >> don't be stupid. go to higher, safer ground. >> reporter: forecasters say parts of new york city could get the brunt of sandy. an 1-foot wall of water. 375,000 residents have been ordered to leave low-lying areas sunday. >> leave by 7:00 p.m. today -- >> reporter: widespread power outages are expected all along sandy's path. >> i don't want to -- >> i very my life, that's why. >> some people are saying? >> some people love their houses more than they love life. i don't want to be down here. >> reporter: we have been getting reports from the coast guard this morning it a ship that was in distress off the coast of north carolina. the "bounty," 150-foot-long ship. at last report we're told that 14 people have been rescued, two are still missing. meanwhile here in atlantic city the worst is yet to come. charlie, nora? >> jeff glor, thank you. south of atlantic city, coastal areas of maryland and delaware also under evacuation order. we have more from ocean city marylan
week and one day away. chris christie, warning people not to take this hurricane lightly. the worst of it is eight hours away. stay with us. >> everyone should be asking themselves if the trip they are thinking about making it necessary or if you feel as though you have made a huge mistake. if you have any doubt about whether it's necessary or not, please stay home. megyn: hurricane sandy helping construction of the new world trade center complex in lower manhattan. take a look at this scene at the southern tip of new york is a couple blocks from the freedom tower. new york governor andrew cuomo worried that storm surge from hurricane sandy could flood the area. a surge of four to 11 feet is expected. in fact, some forecasters are warning that new york city could see its highest storm surge in more than 100 years. we are told that all construction materials have been secured at the freedom tower, along with several grains. floors 88 and up posing a unique challenge because they are only surrounded by nothing. they have security, it could become airborne. maintenance will be availabl
up and get out. schools and businesses are also on hold today. new jersey gov. chris christie had stern words for anyone ignoring the evacuation order. tone from new york mayor michael bloomberg. >> you are not only putting yourself at risk, but the first responders who will have to assist you in an emergency. >> homeowners spent sunday boarding up and, laying sandbags, and gathering last minute emergency supplies. >> we lucked out with irene, and i don't know, this may be worse. >> the time to prepare is over, and now it is time to stay inside and hundred down. record predicting flooding and power outages that could last for up to two weeks. >> official from the better business bureau said that i.t. is a good idea to gather your important documents in case your home is damaged by the storm hit they recommend compiling an emergency document packet, including your social security card, your birth of the ticket, your passport, and contact information, will, as well as insurance cards, health records, pet information, and property and court documents. we will have another check of co
, chris christie has said don't be stupid, get out now and saying the coastal areas, many have indicate need are st the ultimate in selfish and stupid acts from the governor of new jersey who is saying that obligates personnel to come to their rescue and risk their lives. now, janice dean, what are we seeing? >> it is moving quicker and now we will see advisories every hour. and i expect landfall in the next hour or so, so, maybe during the slow and well bring you the latest. we have a new traffic before 5:00 p.m., but still moving quickly at 28 miles per hour to the northwest so it will make a quicker landfall than expected. 55 miles per hour southeast of cape may and the barometer is, really, unheard of, 940 millibars for the strongest hurricane ever to move into the region. and still 90 miles per hour hurricane. there is the satellite imagery and the center is right there, east of cape may, we think the center will come on shore in the next hour or so, with landfall in the 5:00 p.m. hour as a category one hurricane and the north side of the storm is what will pile up all the water, t
. >> they replaced online fundraising solicitation to links to the red cross. romney has been in touch with chris christie of new jersey and bob mcdonnell of virginia. natural disasters spotlight and test the incumbent response. often overshadowing the political challengers. the latest gallup national tracking poll shows romney at 51% and president at 46. in ohio, which could decide the election, a new rasmussen tracking poll has romney ahead 50 to 48 in a buckeye state virtual tie yet there obama leads by two points in the real clear politics average of the recent ohio polls. romney went ahead with afternoon rally in iowa, but that is it for at least a day as the campaign takes a backseat to the storm. romney closing argument for final stretch is dubbed day one, job one, referring to the economy. he promises tax relief. north american energy independence. to repeal obamacare, block military cuts and balance the budget among other things. all of that is on hold. romney tonight will spend overnight in dayton, ohio, returning there without planned or scheduled campaign events tomorrow. it will like
an quedar incomunicadas. >>> el gobernador de nueva jersey, chris christie pidió a la gente a no exponerse. >>> no se exponga ni exponga a otros a una situación de peligro. >>> al menos 9 mil usuarios del estado recibirán a sandy en la oscuridad. >>> la tormenta entraría por atlantic city, ciudad conocida por los casinos. >>> el temor es para los niños que queden atrapados. >>s>según las autoridades alrededor de 115 mil residentes fueron evacuados de las islas de nueva jersey, aunque se desconoce la cantidad de personas que decidieron quedarse en sus casas para hacer frente a la tormenta, nosotros, por supuesto, estamos muy de cerca siguiendo el desarrollo de la tormenta. >>> gracias; también hay estado de alerta en nueva york, tenemos a blanca rosa vilchez con la información. >>> hola, ¿qué tal?, muy buenas tardes, a medida que se acerca la noche, también crece la preocupación por los residentes de nueva york, sobre todo los habitantes de las zonas aledañas, esta es una de las 3 áreas que ha sido evacuada desde el día de ayer, de acuerdo a lo que dijeron las autoridades de
chris christie had stern words for anyone ignoring evacuation orders. >> if something looks like it is stupid to do, it is. >> a similar tone from mayor bloomberg. you not only put yourself at risk but the first responders. >> sandy is over 700 miles wide with wind and rain that could last 36 hours. homeowners in the path spent sunday boarding up, laying sandbags and gathering last-minute emergency supplies. >> we lucked out with irene. i don't know. this may be worse. i don't know. >> the time to prepare is now over and it is time to stay inside. an emergency official here said this is the worst case scenario. they are predicting record flooding and power outages that could last up to two weeks. >> if you bought a portable generator to prepare for outages we have a few tips officialsment you to remember. keep the generator outdoors and away from open windows. install a battery powered carbon monoxide monitor. allow the generator to cool off before refueling. because it will be raining avoid flooding around it and never try to back-feed from a portable generator it a wall outlet
and businesses on hold today. new jersey gov. chris christie had strong words for anybody ignoring orders. >> if something looks stupid to do, it is stupid. >> a similar tone from mayor michael blumberg. >> you're not only putting yourself at risk, but also the first responder predict first responders will have to assist you in an emergency. >> sandy is over 700 miles wide. homeowners in its path spent sunday boarding up, laying sandbags and gathering last minute emergency supplies. "we lucked out with irene. >> people need to stay inside and hunker down. from new jersey. but as we continue our coverage, which avenue some -- we have some new information we will be working on. >> he will look at conditions closer to the bay. we will have the 10:00 a.m. press conference from gov. martin o'malley. we'll have the conference live here on the tv 11. as eva mentioned, we are getting the latest updates from ocean city officials. we will provide the latest updates from in and around the maryland region. what's another live look from a virginia beach, virginia. back with more in a moment. >> good m
chris christie has said, mike bloomberg, the appeal to people who are refusing to evacuate because they are putting first responders in danger and as i'm looking at the pictures of you, ron, the shape of that beach along the jersey shore is never going to be the same. this is going to have to be restored in some way because the enormous erosion already is being washed away in front of our eyes. >> andrea, this ocean, the shore here, extends out about 100 yards. it did yesterday at least. it doesn't anymore. how much of that is going to be destroyed and washed away, is unclear. and yes, yesterday there were a lot of people out here who were taking pictures, trying to get one last look because it is an incredible sight to see. i'm not encouraging anybody to come down here. the police were really trying to tell people, please get away. because again, that is one of the worst case scenarios if people stay behind, the first responders have to come in here, risk their own lives to get them out. so again, driving through town, at least here, as far as we could go, because much of this par
governor bob mcdonald and chris christie, two republican governors negating to call governors who are democrats overseeing tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people who could be impacted. was that a bad quote-unquote call no pun intended to make, chip? >> no, i don't think so. everybody is on the same page here. this storm is historic, and we don't know exactly. there's no precedent to this. the president set the right tone in his conference. i think governor romney called the two republican governors that he knew and he's friends with. he's been through it before but on a smaller level in massachusetts when he was governor. it's important for them to get out. i don't think it's a bad political call. the only thing you can do bad over the next seven days is be too political on this. that's the real question. >> let me quickly say because i know keith wants to get in on this. you call your friends. your friends are the american people, not just those with republican governors with all due respect? >> i don't think anybody was questioning this was a partisan phone ca
missed your window to get out. even if you are trying to get out, you can't go anywhere. governor chris christie has closed 130 miles of highway. so, new jersey residents here, thousands of them without power, but many glad it's coming earlier than expected, hunkering down and hoping the worse will pass shortly. >> thank you very much. we'll be checking back. >> we're watching that picture very carefully of that high rise that's been under construction for several months in midtown manhattan. eventually going to be 90 stories high. and that crane that sits atop it, you shouldn't see that portion dangling that's sitting parallel to the building itself. that has been a partial collapse of that crane there. our robert frank is on the phone. you've covered that high rise on wealth report. it's been under construction for a while. what can you tell us? >> reporter: as you mentioned, this is a very high-profile building to begin with. 90 stories tall. several of the penthouses have sold for more than $90 million apiece. so, we have several billionaires living in this building. the reason it's
transit. bloomberg and chris christie is reiterating why it's like nothing we've seen before. >> this is a massive storm. >> when it comes in tonight, we can't come in and rescue you. it's going to be dark, electricity most likely will be out if it's not already. >> i'm krystal ball. it's not just mere in the tri-state area. capitol hill is shut down as washington weathers the storm. president obama is tracking developments from the white house where he spoke this afternoon. >> please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. do not delay. don't pause. don't question the instructions that are being given, because this is a serious storm and it could potentially have fatal consequences. >> this storm is so massive, so unlike anything we've seen before that parts of the country like here in west virginia are bracing for blizzard conditions. we begin our breaking coverage with nbc's ron allen. he's along the "jersey shore." ron, describe the conditions where you are right now. >> reporter: it's gotten much wor
as it passed through the caribbean. with that in mind, new jersey governor chris christie issued a blunt warning to anyone thinking of riding out the storm. >> this is not a time to be a show-off. this is not a time to be stupid. this is a time to try to save yourself and your family. everybody thinks they're smarter than we are here. maybe they are. but not about this. >> ifill: in new york city officials shut down all transit services and ordered nearly 400,000 people to evacuate low-lying areas. hours before sandy hit, high water blew on to the board walk in battery park at the southern tip of manhattan. high winds also left a construction crane dangling from the top of a 55-story building. even the stock market closed due to weather for the first time in nearly 30 years. it will remain closed tomorrow. the nation's capital followed suit, shutting down public transportation, schools, and federal offices. president obama canceled a campaign rally in florida and flew back to washington, appearing early this afternoon to promise federal help. >> i'm extraordinarily grateful for the coope
, fire department's out here. chris christie has said if you are not out of your house, stay in your house, get to high ground and you will not be rescued unless there is a dire emergency, until the morning. right now, we've got a utility truck just driving by, making sure that everybody's off the street, but that's the only activity in new jersey. in atlantic city, new jersey, right now. and along the coast. the water levels are rising quite rapidly here, erin. >> all right, ali velshi, thanks very much. as he said, the water levels are rising there. so many of our viewers now are around the world and we want to give a welcome to you. new york city, most populous city in the united states and soon to be at the center of a storm affecting about 60 million people in the united states. i have never seen new york city the way that it is today. completely shut down. schools were shut down. subways. the bridges and the tunnels are shut down. it has never been like this before and as we said, we are anticipating record floods coming here within the next hour. i want to bring in ed rapaport
in new jersey, governor chris christie issued evacuation orderers for folks along the coast. board walks and casinos in atlantic city have been empty since yesterday, and we saw in steve's live shot that water was already under the board walk and several dozens yards beyond that into the basements of some of the casino. >>> and this is just the beginning. >> right. >> all right sandy expected to make land fall near delaware. >> that's where we find a reporter live. doug, good morning. >> reporter: good morning guys. and look, look at this water that's just rushing into the board walk here, i walk out on to the beach, gives you an idea of just the force of this, you see this erosion sense here, look, its just been torn apart, this part of its just been mingled. that's tons of beach erosion all over the place. this is a real concern all up and downtown coast here. this area has been verdict evacuated, mandatory evacuation near the coast. this may be 50,000 people. once you start getting to those massive population centers north of here, we're talking obviously dc, but also when you get up
. governor chris christie, you heard him a little bit earlier. he said in some parts of atlantic city flooding is up to five feet. and also we heard from public safety director william glass who said the entire city of atlantic city is under water. the damage already worse than 1962 on the flooding side there. take a look at this picture from nbc 10's ted greenberg. parts of atlantic city boardwalk broken and floating down the street. that's from earlier this morning. we talked to all the casino operators from there on the boardwalk but still have no comment from them and their operations and how they will continue following this storm. long beach island is a popular vacation spot for wall street. nearly completely flooded right now. the ocean and the bay close to meeting in long beach island. let's also think about when this high tide is expected to hit later today. you can see the wind is picking up and the rain is picking up. we expect this to take place throughout the afternoon, guys. we will have more from cape may as we have it but you can see the storm is definitely ramping up.
an update. millions people getting ready for the worst. new jersey governor chris christie once again as he did last time urging people to be ready. >> hard reality is even if we do everything within our power to prepare we can't stop the storm. bill: ohio, no republican ever won the white house without winning this critical state. i had a chance to sit down with senator robb portman. he is the leading surrogate for the romney team in the state asking how he thinks his party will fare on tuesday. >> i think it is tie right now momentum is on our side. before the debates we were down five to 10 points. we've had a steady movement our way ever since hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insuran
of commerce. ghuf chris christie ordering the vak ace of some 40,000 residents and all local businesses including the 12 flagship casinos. some stubborn locals want to stick it out, but for those, an emergency spokesperson said talk to someone who tried to ride out the storm of 1962 and see if they would do it again. and that storm wasn't even a hurricane. it was nor'easter. and hurricanes actually making direct landfall on the coast of new jersey a very rare occurrence. it's actually only happened three times ever. two unnamed hurricanes in 1978 and 1903 and hurricane irene making landfall as a tropical storm in aufg gust of 2011. when we talk to local business owners, they said the hit from irene was closing down business right ahead of labor day. this time the damages will be much worse. >> business interruption is a huge thing. irene was well over a million dollars because it was labor day weekend evacuation. this is mid week in a softer part of our season, but it will still probably be over a quarter of a million dollars to our properties. we're focusing on just protecting the prop
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